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tmarieSep. 16, 2014 - 06:48PM JST
A child at her age shouldn't be out walking alone. That being said, we don't know what happened. For all we know she was supposed to stay at her grandmother's. we also don't know what's happened to her. Other reports suggest she was going to a park. From the news, it looked like a park that could easily be a place for a kid to fall off the sides and get seriously hurt. Jumping to conclusions that she was abducted is silly at this point. I hope for her sake and her family's she wasn't and that she's found safe and alive but with perhaps some bumps and bruises.
Posted in: Search for missing 6-year-old girl in Kobe enters 5th day
tmarieSep. 15, 2014 - 08:05PM JST
Haha!! "Mothers" eh?! No. I have a great dislike for the bully moms - like the one discussed in this article. More so those who gang up on the working moms. You know, the ones paying taxes so the bully moms can stay home and create busy work projects for the PTA, come up with plans to make other mothers' lives hell...
And sorry but no, more working mothers does not mean fewer kids. If folks can pay for kindy, they can afford the pension and health care.
Posted in: Makiko Esumi's ex-manager says he acted on his own when spray painting actor's home
tmarieSep. 14, 2014 - 05:10AM JST
A fine example of why I rill my eyes at so many of the housewives here. Working moms have very little time or interest in such things. Stop paying their pension and health care and give them a reason to get a job and stop causing problems for others. Seriously, a bunch of moms ganging up on another mother? Is it any shock that kids here bullying th living crap out of each other when these are the examples they have in their lives?
tmarieSep. 14, 2014 - 05:07AM JST
No, tmarie, some may ban it, most surely do not, judging by the sheer number of kids with baitos. I personally know quite a few kids with jobs, and there are tons of kids with jobs in conbini, restaurants, etc.
I'm going to guess the ones you see are university students. It is very rare for a HS kid to have a job. Why? Entrance exams. Unless those kids work at tech schools or poor academic schools, most have a ban on jobs. I've knowa few who ignore the rule but this is Japan and the schools do make such BS rules.
Posted in: Y360,000 stolen from 80 students at two Chiba high schools
tmarieSep. 12, 2014 - 08:35PM JST
Why don't you dial back the fear-mongering a couple of degrees there
What fear mongering? You don't think silencing the mediahere even more isn't an issue about civil liberties?
And the false sense of superiority too. For someone who complains as much as you do about how gaijin are "mistreated" in Japan, I would think it might have occurred to you by now that your attitude is maybe part of the problem?
I know! Imagine complaining about a country that constantly gets rapped by the UN for things like lack of laws against hate speech and discrimination! How dare I complain about such things - though interestingly enough, your red herring has nothing to do with the topic being discussed...
Posted in: Asahi apologizes for erroneous Fukushima, comfort women reports
tmarieSep. 12, 2014 - 08:20PM JST
I said Japan has given up on this
No they haven't. They keep denying it and play victim when anyone talks about it. Japan is trying to get the US to remove memorials to the victims, members of the government deny it and folks like yourself get upset when anyone talks about so no, Japan has not "given up" on this.
There are not many things Japan can do now after apology and money and all assitance given to SK.
Wrong. Japan could actually offer an apology from the government and make it illegal to continue denying it happened. YOu know, kind of like what Germany has done. Japan can stop denying what they did, stop playing the victim and stop suggesting that this is all over money.
The reason I said about your Japanese language skill is that you do not have the same information as Japanese have. I know Koreans will contiue this comfort women issue, but there is one thing Japan can do. Ignore SK completely.
You have no idea what imformation I have access to. You attacked me because I am not Japanese and therefore, you suggest I don't know the "truth". Koreans will indeed continue this issue as they have a right to. Just like how Japan continues Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The one thing Japan can and should do is own up to its history and stop denying things. Until then, the rest of the world will continue to roll its eyes when folks like yourself speak and deny.
Kazuaki, you can go and read my comments to Tina because they fit you as well. I think I've made it pretty clear I don't think this retraction is genuine. I think it was forced - hence my comments. If I were in your shoes, I'd keep an eye on your government because your civil liberties and the freedom of your press is shrinking the longer the public allows Abe to do as he likes.
And yes, there are many sources about sex slaves. Perhaps you could enlighten Tina on this since you seem to be Japanese or are presenting yourself as one? You both might learn something.
tmarieSep. 12, 2014 - 06:13PM JST
Because comfort women has a nice fluffy image to it when in fact these women were raped repeatedly, given STDs, tortured and many killed at the hands of Japanese troops.
A shame that someone with your level of English doesn't seem too interested in picking up a few books or reading articles read by non Japanese writers that discuss this. You might actually learn something rather than just spew the crap you've been told by your government. Oh wait, no, some of the folks in your government have actually admitted that these womenwere sex slaves... I guess they are Korean or can't understand the Japanese language as well??
tmarieSep. 12, 2014 - 06:02PM JST
All this talk about getting women into the work force but funny, I don't see daycares being built on mass around the country and in areas that there are massive waiting lists - my area being one of them - I see no changes to the 1.3 million spouse tax break and I don't seem him demanding to know who made the sexist comments in the Tokyo assembly even though it was from his party. I also don't see cheaper daycare, more pressure to cut overtime for fathers and better child bonuses or support for double into families...
Thanks for wasting my tax money on yet another stupid meeting that in the end will have zero effect for the women who live in this country and who are sick and tired of the sexism and disadvantages that go with being female and living here, regardless of nationality.
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tmarieSep. 12, 2014 - 05:56PM JST
tmarie, You probably don't read and speak Japanese fluently, so you don't know how Asahi has fabricated for decades to sell their papers not just this but many others. It is Japan's biggest disadvantage that most non-Japanese don't speak Japanese fluently, so have difficulty understanding what's going on in Japan.
Yes because foreigners could never master the oh so unique Japanese language, right? That's a might big assumption on your part. The biggest disadvantage Japan has is people like you who refuse to use your brain and logic and look at how your government is screwing up your country with all the cover ups and lies.
That's what's excruciating Japan now.
No, what is excruciating now is the right wingers like yourself who constantly blame China, Korea... for all of Japan's problems while not looking at the big picture that Japan has done nothing to help itself in the past few decades except screw around with nationalism and it's education system so folks like you spend more time worrying about what your neighbours are doing rather than looking at the problems Japan has created for itself.
tmarieSep. 12, 2014 - 05:50PM JST
It's pretty amazing that someone can go through 80 bags without anyone noticing anything.
It's not really. Many classes will have 40 students to a class. Hit two classes while the students are out and you've got easy pickings. Schools aren't all that easy to get into but once your in? You can hit anywhere you like as teachers are either teaching or hidingin the teacher's room. Often the teacher's room is located away from classrooms so anyone can walk around and steal what they like.
tmarieSep. 12, 2014 - 03:42PM JST
@tmarie: I think he got a 4 year suspended sentence after fingering the people who he got the drugs from.
No doubt. Everyone loves a rat!
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tmarieSep. 12, 2014 - 03:40PM JST
I'm sure many of the kids have part time jobs and some money of their own.
I guess you are unaware that most HS here ban students from having PT jobs and that the only way these kids get money is from mommy and daddy.
That being said, HS students are a good bet to rip off because many do carry various amounts of cash on them. I'll go for staff in the schools working together. Nothing says honest and "safety" Japan than HS kids getting their money ripped off... Why anyone would leave their wallet and money in an empty room is beyond me but I see it here all the time.
tmarieSep. 12, 2014 - 03:36PM JST
Yawn. NK clearly wants money or toys so a lovely report to trade. The poor families will have their hopes raised and dashed and the Japanese government will hope that the public focuses on this rather than on the fact that the country is a mess.
Posted in: N Korea ready to give Japan report on abductees
tmarieSep. 12, 2014 - 03:31PM JST
When will the US learn??
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tmarieSep. 12, 2014 - 03:28PM JST
Oh shockers! A famous Japanese guy only gets a suspended sentence! Stop the press!!
Funny, I doubt he'd get the same if he was a nobody or a foreigner.
tmarieSep. 12, 2014 - 03:21PM JST
I think it might be an Osaka thing?
Nope. Not in the least. I have seen it from Hokkaido to Fukuoka to Okinawa.
My issue is that when I, a nice customer, actually has a real issue or problem, the staff often refuses to give decent service or sort out the problem. Be it a broken zipper on a new pairs of trousers that haven't been worn or something arriving damaged. The only way I manage to get things solved is by demanding a manager and not being all nice about it after having vast amounts of time wasted by the old "moshi..". I hate it. I worked in retail and know these people get paid crap but at the same time, when someone refuses to help me, a paying customer who is trying to be nice, well, it sucks. Then I watch these wannabe yaks come in and everyone cowers and gives them what they want. They do this because it works. I'm impressed these guys called the cops to be honest.
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tmarieSep. 12, 2014 - 03:14PM JST
I find this interesting. So, according to you, there is no possibility that Asahi really made a mistake (in fact, it is too generous to treat it as a mistake).
According to me? Were did I say there was no possibility? There is making an error and then there is massive media, the sacking of editors and this hitting the news and staying in the spotlight for days thanks to other media outlets. Retractions aren't usually massive news like this. One can only why this is as massive as it is.
I guess youalso don't get what Abe has done with the media's "right" to print things and the control the Japanese government now how over the media - not that the media had much freedom before Abe rammed though the news media and information act. I'm also guessing you don't know how poorly Japan ranks in freedom of the press either, right? At this rate, it continues to drop and folks like yourself just think these things are really just mistakes?
tmarieSep. 12, 2014 - 11:18AM JST
It's their burden to to remove the stain they brought to Japan as a whole.
The stain Japan brought upon itself by using comfort women and denying them or the stain of taking short cuts and having Fukushima end up in the mess it is in? Or do you mean both?
Funny that I'm not seeing this in the western news sources,
Nothing "funny" about it. The rest of the world is rolling their eyes because it has been proven that Japan used sex slaves and that staff fled after Fukushima. Japan can lie to itself all it wants but the rest of the world aren't sheeple willing to swallow Abe's lies and cover ups.
tmarieSep. 12, 2014 - 10:51AM JST
LFRA, if it was me, I would've called the cops and I would've said something to the idiots like "What the hell are you doing?" Obviously nothing that would get my head kicked in but something that would draw attention to their behaviour not being okay. Most of the Js that behave like thugs will shut up if a white or black person says something to them. They get used to getting away with this behaviour because most Js will look the other way and leave. Be it chikan, bullying... People ignore it which empowers the jerks.
tmarieSep. 12, 2014 - 10:47AM JST
Ain't that the truth Kick! Some like to complain about people complaining!
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Sep. 21, 2014 - 11:06PM JST
Wolfpack is very correct.
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